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Rick Nash’s Brilliant Move Sets Up Carl Hagelin for Rangers’ First Goal (Video)

This is what the Rangers had in mind when they acquired Rick Nash in the offseason. The All-Star forward weaved his way through three Bruins defenders, setting up a wide-open net for teammate Carl Hagelin to deposit the first goal of Tuesday night’s game. Check out Nash’s nifty moves in the video above.
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Bruins’ Struggles on Power Play Not Huge Cause for Concern When Compared to New York’s Similar Issues (Video)

The Bruins might be having some power-play issues, but at least they’ve got good company. The Rangers are having similar issues with the extra man this season, and considering that many pundits pegged the Blueshirts as the team to beat, maybe the B’s can rest easy knowing they’re not the only ones hoping to improve. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette isn’t too worried about how...
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Joel Hanrahan Tops Jarrod Saltalamacchia in Round Two of Beautyrest Baggo Classic (Video)

A pair of brand new Red Sox will battle for beanbag supremacy. After Mike Napoli defeated John Lackey 12-5 in Round 1 of the Beautyrest Baggo Classic on Monday, newly signed closer Joel Hanrahan followed suit in Round 2, handing Jarrod Saltalamaccia a 14-10 loss on Tuesday during Red Sox Live From Fort Myers. Hanrahan’s impressive tally was too much for his catcher to top, as Salty...
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Jay Pandolfo Signing Adds Depth, Insurance to Bruins Lineup (Video)

With 14 NHL seasons under his belt, Jay Pandolfo is the definition of a veteran presence. The Bruins will take advantage of that savvy this season, as the team signed the 38-year-old Mass. native to one-year, two-way contract on Tuesday. Pandolfo, who made his NHL debut with the Devils back in 1996-97, is expected to split time between Boston and Providence this season, providing...
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Mardi Gras No Reason for Bruins to Slow Down Fun of Successful Start to Season (Video)

Mardi Gras, a.k.a. “Fat Tuesday,” usually marks the end of a fun time, as many revelers enjoy one last night of partying before settling down and returning to their normal ways. While the Bruins haven’t exactly been partying it up this season, they could if they wanted to. After the best 10-game start in team history, the B’s have rolled through some pretty stiff competition...
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Joel Hanrahan Getting to Know Red Sox Staff, Excited to Showcase Work Ethic in Boston Bullpen (Video)

Fort Myers will feature a bevy of new faces this spring, as the Red Sox will take the field for the first time with their overhauled roster this week. One of those new faces is closer Joel Hanrahan, who came over from Pittsburgh in late December. Hanrahan sat down with NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons to discuss his experience meeting his new teammates and coaches as well as...
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Clay Buchholz’s Hamstring, Daniel Bard’s Rebound Attempt Among Top 10 Red Sox Spring Training Storylines (Photos)

Spring training is officially under way, and the Red Sox are one of the more interesting teams to watch. There’s no telling whether this season will yield better results for the Sox. There are still a lot of questions, and after a 69-93 campaign, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical. One thing that’s certain, however, is that this season’s Red Sox team looks significantly...
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Northeastern Freshman Kevin Roy Caps Sensational Campaign With Beanpot MVP Honors (Video)

Kevin Roy is a pure scorer. Nowadays the Quebec native plies his trade for the Northeastern Huskies, but the freshman first came on the hockey scene as a 13-year-old thanks to a YouTube video of some nifty trick shots. Perhaps that kind of attention prepared Roy for the spotlight of the Beanpot, where on Monday he won MVP honors impressively in a losing effort, scoring five goals...
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Vince Young Needed Seven-Figure Loan to Throw His Own Birthday Party, Former Financial Advisor Says

DALLAS — The former financial adviser for ex-NFL quarterback Vince Young said under oath that he arranged a high-interest, seven-figure loan for Young during the 2011 lockout because the player wanted to throw himself a $300,000 birthday party even though he was running low on funds. Ronnie Peoples, president and CEO of Peoples Financial Service Inc. in Raleigh, N.C., said during...
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Argentine Soccer Referee Mariano Gonzalez Struck by Huge Rock Thrown from Stands (Video)

Mariano Gonzalez knows it’s an “eventful” day in a soccer referee’s life when he or she sends off three players in a game, so how could he possibly describe the day he had on Monday? Gonzalez was hit in the chest by a large stone thrown from the stands during a game in Argentina. The soccer referee went down within seconds, but managed to recover and continue officiating...
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Vote: Which Goal Song is the Best in the NHL?

In the wake of the 55th annual “Grammy Awards” it is safe to say hockey fans are probably feeling rather musical. Arena music is a staple of many sporting events, and there is nothing better than celebrating a goal and hearing your team’s anthem. Bruins fans certainly love the adrenaline rush that comes when they hear the famous Kahlenberg horns followed by “Zombie Nation”...
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Wrestling Dropped From 2020 Summer Olympics by International Olympic Committee

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon – the event considered most at risk – and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 “core sports.” The IOC board acted after reviewing...
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Kevin Garnett Trade Not the Answer for Celtics Looking to Fight On Despite Injuries (Podcast)

The injuries have kept piling up for the Celtics, but they have found ways to continue winning. Thanks in large part to the play of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Boston has persevered through tough times and clawed their way above .500 once again. However, with the team already running on empty, Leandro Barbosa‘s season-ending injury could finally force the Celtics to consider...
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SELFISHNESS AND COMPLACENCY

Blues captain rips teammates

Blues captain David Backes called out his teammates after the team got done with a "homestand from hell" as his coach called it.

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Bill Russell Remains One of Most Influential Athletes in History, More Than NBA’s Greatest Winner

The best story about Bill Russell involves two men showering together. Hear me out. Russell’s grandfather, whom he referred to as “the Old Man,” never saw a basketball game until 1967, a dozen years into his grandson’s career. Finally, at an exhibition game in Louisiana, where Russell was born, the Old Man came to watch the Celtics, who by then were led by Russell as a player...
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Logan Mankins Knows Rob Gronkowski’s a ‘Meathead,’ Doesn’t Mind That He ‘Likes to Party and Play Football’

Rob Gronkowski has received his fair share of criticism for his outrageous partying so far this offseason, but one Patriots veteran doesn’t find fault with Gronkowski’s behavior. Logan Mankins has been a constant on the Patriots’ offensive line for eight seasons and has been an offensive captain for a few years now. He offered up his take on Gronk’s offseason antics so far...
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Michael Vick Believes He Can Run for Over 1,000 Yards Next Season in Chip Kelly’s Offense

Michael Vick believes he can still be a successful quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, and with Chip Kelly‘s offensive genius he’ll have a chance to prove just that. Vick agreed to a restructured one-year deal to stay in Philly on Monday, and he anticipates that the relationship will be a complete success. Kelly’s read-option offense is somewhat similar to the offense...
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Andrew Ference Wants to Stay With Bruins With Free Agency Looming After Season

Andrew Ference has been a member of the Bruins since the 2006-07 season, and that tenure is in risk of coming to an end. The veteran defenseman who has been through plenty of ups and downs in the Bruins organization  is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Ference has become something of a staple on and off the ice for the Bruins, and he says he wants to continue...
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David Ortiz Says Players Weren’t Comfortable With Bobby Valentine, Considers John Farrell’s Hiring a ‘Fresh Start’

Last season was a disaster for the Red Sox, and manager Bobby Valentine became the symbol of Boston’s struggles. Count David Ortiz among those ready for a fresh start with John Farrell in charge. Ortiz spoke to reporters on Tuesday about the transition from Valentine to Farrell. The Red Sox slugger, who actually defended Valentine throughout last season, finally came clean and...
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Watch Women’s Beanpot Streaming Live on NESN.com

document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-27fae48879916c37be7d7fe4bde5a3d7').submit(); One day after the Boston College men captured their fourth consecutive Beanpot title, the BC women get their chance to bring some hardware back to the Chestnut Hill. The Eagles get set to take on Northeastern in the finals of the annual tournament on Tuesday night, and NESN.com will...
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Bruins Sign Forward Jay Pandolfo to One-Year Contract

Jay Pandolfo has been traveling with and practicing with the Bruins for the last few weeks, but he was doing so without a contract. He got that contract on Tuesday. The Bruins signed Pandolfo to a one-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. That deal won’t become official until Pandolfo clears waivers. He was placed on waivers Tuesday. The 38-year-old is a native of Winchester,...
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350-Pound Running Back David Fangupo With Impressive Highlight Reel Commits to Hawaii (Video)

The University of Hawaii has found the anti-Danny Woodhead. David Fangupo, a 350-pound running back, has committed to Hawaii, according to West Hawaii Today. Fangupo played defensive tackle and offensive line prior to his senior season, but his head coach at Kealakehe High School saw a nimble runner in his 350-pound frame. Fangupo rewarded his coach by running for 538 yards and 10...
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Clay Buchholz Says Hamstring Tweak Is Mild, Should Be Back in Four to Five Days (Video)

The Red Sox got a bit of a scare on Tuesday when Clay Buchholz left the field after aggravating his hamstring covering first base. Thankfully, the 28-year-old pitcher is fine and should return in four to five days. Buchholz said he was told the hamstring tweak is “as mild as it can be.” The righty mentioned he may have been trying to overdo it on Tuesday, but that the injury...
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NESN Spring Training Kickoff Tour Featuring Jerry Remy, Don Orsillo, Jenny Dell Officially Under Way

Jerry Remy, Don Orsillo and Jenny Dell hit the road bright and early on Tuesday morning. The on-air trio is spending four days touring New England and meeting with fans as part of the NESN Spring Training Kickoff Tour. The tour, which is taking place Tuesday, Feb. 12, to Friday, Feb. 15, will include stops in five cities, and be highlighted by free public events on four consecutive...
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Jose Iglesias Views 2012 as Great Learning Experience, Says He Had ‘Best Offseason of My Life’

The hype surrounding Jose Iglesias has died down a bit, but the young shortstop’s confidence is as high as ever. Iglesias said that he is entering spring training on the heels of the best offseason of his life, according to ESPN.com’s Joe McDonald. Iglesias won’t start the season as Boston’s everyday shortstop now that Stephen Drew is in the mix, but 23-year-old is excited...
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